Photographer’s Forum College and HS Contest

September 25, 2015

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Photographer’s Forum Magazine

$10,000 in CASH GRANTS to be Awarded!
All Finalists Published!
Winning Images Will Be Exhibited!


FIRST PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 cash grant
SECOND PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,250 cash grant
THIRD PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
5 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS :: COLLEGE :: Five $250 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

Best of College & High School Photography 2015

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists, top 8% of all entries, will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2016.

Early Deadline entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered before Oct 14, 2015.

Second Deadline entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered before Nov 2, 2015.

Final Deadline entry fee is $6.95 per photo entered before Dec 4, 2015.

Rights remain with photographer.
Subject matter is open.

Photographer’s Forum Magazine is published by Serbin Communications, Inc.

Our 36th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST, open to all amateur photographers, will be launching in early 2016. We hope you will remain an e-mail subscriber so we can notify you when the time comes. Thank You!

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Avoid Cliche Subject Matter

September 14, 2015


Per our recent conversation. This comes from Prof. Peter Happel Christian‘s photography class brainstorm at St. Cloud University.

Foreign Exchange Photography Competition

September 11, 2015

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The annual Foreign Exchange photography competition aims to provide photographers with an opportunity to connect and share their best work. Much like its name, Foreign Exchange is the mixing and sharing of ideas and projects. We want to provide a platform for exposure and give recognition for merit.

Participants’ work will be seen and selected by a panel of esteemed jurors. During the submission process, select artists will be featured weekly in the SPOTLIGHT section. Upon completion of the submission period, the top 6 artists will be selected and exhibited online in the winners’ gallery. Additionally, the winning work will be exhibited at the 2731 Prospect gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

For more information, and to apply visit

College Photographer of the Year Competition

September 8, 2015

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Visit for more details on how to apply.

Photo Now Exhibition at Tri-C East

September 6, 2015


The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents Photo Now formerly known as the Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, at Tri-C Gallery East located at 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Ohio 44122.  The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 8th from 6 – 8 p.m.

The juried exhibition includes CSUphoto alumni Lena D’Amico and Omid Tavakoli, as well as adjunct professor Eric Vaughn.

Camera Collectors Club

August 13, 2015

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Cleveland Camera Collectors Club
43rd Annual Camera Show

Sunday August 30th , 2015
10:00 am· 3:00pm

Days Inn & Suites Richfield
4724 Brecksville Rd.
Rt. 21 Richfield Ohio 44286

Students I Teachers free with ID

T.R. Ericsson at Transformer Station

August 8, 2015

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Harrowing is one word that describes artist T.R. Ericsson’s current exhibition at the Transformer Station gallery in Ohio City; the word exquisite also fits.

Organized by photography curator Barbara Tannenbaum at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the show delves into the artist’s 15-year exploration of the life and death of his mother, who committed suicide in 2003 at age 57 after struggling with depression, multiple sclerosis and alcoholism.

On view through Sunday, Aug. 23, the exhibition presents a compelling and portentous array of photographs, drawings, sculptures and installations, plus a 45-minute video.

Read Steven Litt’s full review on

Great Lakes Publishing: Photo Internships and Freelance

August 3, 2015

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Free Lance Photographer: Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine welcomes freelance photography and illustration submissions. We will respond if interested.

Contact Information:
Please provide self-promotions, JPEG samples or tear-sheets via email or mail to Kristen Miller, Custom Art Director, Cleveland Magazine, 1422 Euclid Ave. Suite 730, Cleveland, OH 44115 or email to be kept on file for possible future assignments.

Photography Internship:Ohio Magazine

Ohio Magazine, a publication of Great Lakes Publishing Co., is currently interviewing for a photography intern. The ideal candidate should be entering his/her senior year. We are looking for an energetic and detail-oriented individual to assist Ohio Magazine’s art department. The Photography Intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in the publication industry, work closely with editors and designers on the magazine and receive college credit by completing photo assignments for publication.

This is an unpaid, part-time internship, however, we reimburse for parking or bus pass and mileage outside of Cuyahoga county. Scheduling and hours are flexible. The intern MUST have reliable transportation to and from work and also to travel in the immediate area to photo shoots.

Complete photo assignments given by department members
Retouch and color correct images
Photo research
Archive files and artwork
Scan images for print
Resize and upload images for the Web
College student working towards a degree in photography or equivalent field
Knowledge of digital photography and retouching a must
Must own a working professional quality camera
Knowledge of MacOS, Adobe CS2-4, Microsoft Office applications
Must have a reliable form of transportation, as short distance travel will be a part of the internship
Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary in order to handle a number of projects simultaneously
Must work well in a deadline driven environment
Design and Web skills a major plus.
Contact Information:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and a low-resolution portfolio either by mail or electronically to Lesley Blake, Art Director at (Online portfolios are also acceptable.) Any submissions without all three criteria will not be considered. Deadline for submissions is April 19, 2013. Any materials received after this date will not be considered for the internship. No phone calls, please.

Mailing Address: Ohio Magazine, c/o Lesley Blake, Art Director, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 730, Cleveland, OH 44115

Photography Internship: Cleveland Magazine

Cleveland Magazine hires a photography intern three times a year: for fall and winter/spring semesters and for summer. We accept applications for all semesters year-round.

The internships are unpaid. (We reimburse for parking.) The internships range from 15 to 25 hours a week.

Duties include photo research, retouching and color correcting images, resizing images for the Web and opportunities for photo assignments for Cleveland Magazine, its sister magazine Inside Business and other publications.

We are looking for energetic and detail-oriented college students working toward a degree in photography to assist our design team. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of digital photography, photo retouching, Adobe Photoshop and own a professional camera. InDesign and Multimedia knowledge a plus.

Contact Information:
Send cover letter, resume, preferred semester, weekly availability and work samples to: No phone calls, please.

Photo Now: Call for Entries

May 20, 2015
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The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces Photo Now (formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition) to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s, eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has made some exciting changes to its juried photography show which was formerly known as the WROPC.  The event is called Photo Now.  Previously held at the Beachwood Public Library the photography show has been moved to the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College.  The facility is situated on the Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122  ( ) .

 Because this is both a larger facility and dedicated exhibition hall there is NO limitation on the width of the photo being submitted.  I have attached the show prospectus for your review.  Let us know if you have any questions – thank you!

 Submission Information:

The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process (silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.) Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only two dimensional work is eligible for admission.

 All entries must be submitted online via Smarter Entry at


All accepted prints must be professionally framed, wired and ready for hanging (Neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be in decent condition).

Size limitation for work is 8’ high, no limitation in width, weight 50lb

The AAWR retains the right to refuse any work not presented in a professional manner.


The Call for Entries is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

 Entry Fee: is $30 for the first 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at $10 per image. There is no limit on additional images.


AAWR charges a 40% commission on any sales.


The Insurance of accepted artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Tuesday September 8, 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Awards will be presented in five categories:

Best in Show: $400

Best Black and White: $200

Best Color: $200

People’s Choice: $200

The People’s Choice Award will be based on popular vote taken during the opening reception. Come and vote for your favorite photograph.



Submissions open: April 1, 2015

Submission deadline: July 1, 2015

Notification of acceptance:

Artists will be notified of the acceptance of their work the week of August 4, 2014

Delivery of accepted work: Accepted work may be hand delivered or shipped.

Hand delivered work should be delivered directly to Gallery East, located in the Education Center

of Cuyahoga Community College, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122

Parking for delivery is free in LOT H, accessed most easily by the Harvard Rd Entrance

Drop off Dates for Hand Delivery:

Work can be delivered Monday August 24 and Tuesday August 25, between 11:00am and 7:00pm

Pick up Dates:

Wed October 14 and Thursday Oct 15, between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm

Shipped work must be shipped to:

Photo Now c/o AAWR, 1834 E. 123rd St, Cleveland OH 44106

Shipping dates: all shipped work must be received by AAWR between Monday Aug. 17 – Friday Aug. 21, 2015.

Any work received after August 21 will not be considered for exhibition, but will be immediately shipped back to the artist.

Return shipping: AAWR will return accepted work between Monday Oct 19 and Friday Oct 23, 2015

All shipped work must arrive with prepaid return shipping

All shipped work must be packaged properly and the packaging reusable for return shipping. AAWR will not be responsible for any damage that occurs during the packaging and shipping process either to or from AAWR.

All shipped work must be insured by the artist. AAWR will not be responsible for insuring shipped work.

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for any hand delivered work left remaining after the closing of the exhibition. Work not picked up will be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

AAWR and Cuyahoga Community College will not be responsible for returning any shipped work that is not prepaid. This work will also be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the gallery coordinator!

 About our judge:

Dr. Unni Pulikkal was introduced to photography in 1998. His Current interests are nature photography with specialisation in photographic documentation of butterflies of the south-western reserves (Western Ghats) of southern India, and contemporary, visual art photography. In the fall of 2014, he founded the first museum of photography in India. He has exhibited all over the world, including; a retrospective collection of work shown in The Industry and Film Museum, Wolfen, Germany from August to September, 2013; two solo and two group exhibitions in Berlin – 2011,2012 & 2013; Exhibition in Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio, USA, 2007; and over 24 venues across India. His work has been published hundreds of times in India and abroad in various journals, magazines, catalogues, websites, calendars, books and dailies. His numerous awards include The Royal Photographic Society of London’s prestigious title ARPS (Associate of RPS) in 2008 and the Government of India’s Ministry of Culture senior fellowship in creative photography for the year 2014 – 2015.

 Terms and Conditions

All entrants to Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, by virtue of their submission, attest that the images submitted are their own work and with no copyright infringement. AAWR will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that may become apparent during the jurying or displaying of any image.

Copyright remains with the photographer. Artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant AAWR the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition, AAWR programs and subsequent display on the AAWR website of past exhibitions without further contact or compensation from AAWR.

ALL Subject matter must be appropriate for PUBLIC VIEWING.

 Mailing Lists

As a submitter, you grant permission to the AAWR to include your name in future mailings and announcements. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing lists. If you would prefer NOT to be on our mailing list, please notify the AAWR in writing.

Questions? Please contact the AAWR at and be sure to put in the subject line

your question is for the Photography Competition.

Image Preparation for uploading:

To prepare your images for uploading, please adhere to the following image file specifications:

  • sRGB or RGB color space (standard)

-NOT CMYK (typically used by printing industry)

  • 72 ppi resolution
  • sized to 1,280 pixels on the longest side, the other side width or height proportional
  • layers flattened
  • 8 bit mode
  • JPG format
  • JPG compression at level 7 (medium)
  • Do not use characters other than a period preceding jpg in the file name.

The following characters will lead to image uploading problems: !@#$%^&*()_+

Heights Arts Call for Artists: Food Art

May 13, 2015


CALL FOR ARTISTS At Table: Cleveland Culinaria

 Heights Arts is accepting submissions from artists in all media for participation in the upcoming special exhibition At Table: Cleveland Culinaria, which will open in March, 2016 at the Heights Arts Gallery.

Selected artists will be grouped into creative teams with some of Greater Cleveland’s most inspired culinary artists to design and create an innovative tablescape and surrounding environment that addresses the art of food and community.

Click to learn more about this opportunity.


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